"And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not beneath if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them." - Deuteronomy 28:13
What an awesome promise!! Being a follower of God and keeper of His commands makes you the head. So, how do we obey God's word in a world and society that is set against it? Be inspired with this piece of advice I received from John Paul Jackson, founder and director of Streams Ministries International. He said that when we sin we choose to have something in common with Satan. So, let's not have anything in common with him. Jesus told the woman at the well to go and sin no more. There was no therapy session or support group. She turned and evangelized her town bringing her neighbors to Christ.
We have to understand that when temptation comes to cause us to go against what the Lord would have us do, we choose whether to fall into or not. Satan can't make you do anything. He's just very suggestive. Falling into temptation does happen, but let's work really hard to defeat it. Be strong. Be more adamant to stand than the enemy is to have you fall. When we stand against the wiles of the enemy and overcome what he dishes out we live out the following verses:
"Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us." - Romans 8:37
"For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world - our faith." - I John 5:3-4
So, stay in God's word, trust it, follow it and see the favor of the Lord in your life. Whether a Janitor or Executive, Athlete or Coach, Nurse or Physician, Teacher or Principal, Accountant or Politician, our Lord will lift you up. As a person in the C.I.A. (Christ Intelligence Agency,) your title is a set-up for the lost to get saved, the hurting to be healed, the fool to gain wisdom and the chained to be set free. Be bold with the Light of Christ in you. Walk with confidence that your Head, Jesus Christ, has given you the right disguise while a way from our Home to be an influence in and for His Kingdom.